The Resource Addicted to cheap shopping? : why the real cost of goods keeps going down, BBC Worldwide Ltd, (evideo)

Addicted to cheap shopping? : why the real cost of goods keeps going down, BBC Worldwide Ltd, (evideo)

Label
Addicted to cheap shopping? : why the real cost of goods keeps going down
Title
Addicted to cheap shopping?
Title remainder
why the real cost of goods keeps going down
Statement of responsibility
BBC Worldwide Ltd
Title variation
Why the real cost of goods keeps going down
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
In this program, host Libby Potter travels around the world as she takes a meaningful look at the economics behind the inexpensive goods for sale in big-box stores and malls. Cost-cutting through supply chain management and waste reduction, economies of scale achieved by shipping offshore-manufactured goods to market via super-container ships, the Wal-Mart effect, and the no-frills philosophy of IKEA are addressed. The triumphs and woes of China, in its role as manufacturer for the world, is given special attention, and the clothing industry is presented as a case study of the cheap goods cycle. But the program also considers the hidden societal costs of cheap goods, such as sweatshop labor and the environmental impact of cavalier overconsumption, and questions how much longer prices will continue to drop as China's standard of living rises
Cataloging source
AzPhAEM
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
Closed-captioned
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Films on Demand
  • BBC Worldwide Ltd
  • Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
  • Films Media Group
Runtime
61
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Economic geography
  • Globalization
  • Human geography
  • International business enterprises
  • International economic relations
  • Social change
Technique
live action
Label
Addicted to cheap shopping? : why the real cost of goods keeps going down, BBC Worldwide Ltd, (evideo)
Link
https://www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?url=http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?xtid=39028
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Feb. 21, 2008
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Retail Prices vs. Cost of Personal Services (2:42) -- Public Perceptions of Price (2:14) -- Shopping Malls Influence Lower Prices (4:10) -- Art and Science of Cheap Consumer Goods: Wal-Mart (3:50) -- Wal-Mart's Efficiency and Frugality (1:56) -- New Shopping Concepts: Wal-Mart and IKEA (3:57) -- Globalization: Changes in Manufacturing Costs (3:27) -- World Center of Electronic Manufacturing: Shenzhen, China (4:16) -- Shipping Goods by Container Ships: Economy of Scale (3:36) -- Clothing Prices Drop in Britain (3:00) -- Cheap Swedish Clothing: Not Made in China (3:14) -- Downside to Cheap Goods: Charity Shops Suffer (2:06) -- Cheap Prices: Consumers Over-Shop and Overstock (4:01) -- Over-Consumption: Environmental Effects (3:27) -- China's Wholesale Shopping Center (3:23) -- Changes in the Chinese Economy (2:38) -- China's High-Tech Growth Patterns (2:47) -- Addiction to Cheap Goods: What Is the Real Price? (2:16)
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 streaming video file (61 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
Level of compression
unknown
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col., digital file.
Publisher number
39028
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • 100039028
  • 100039028
  • (OCoLC)712801898
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform
Video recording format
other
Label
Addicted to cheap shopping? : why the real cost of goods keeps going down, BBC Worldwide Ltd, (evideo)
Link
https://www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?url=http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?xtid=39028
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Feb. 21, 2008
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Retail Prices vs. Cost of Personal Services (2:42) -- Public Perceptions of Price (2:14) -- Shopping Malls Influence Lower Prices (4:10) -- Art and Science of Cheap Consumer Goods: Wal-Mart (3:50) -- Wal-Mart's Efficiency and Frugality (1:56) -- New Shopping Concepts: Wal-Mart and IKEA (3:57) -- Globalization: Changes in Manufacturing Costs (3:27) -- World Center of Electronic Manufacturing: Shenzhen, China (4:16) -- Shipping Goods by Container Ships: Economy of Scale (3:36) -- Clothing Prices Drop in Britain (3:00) -- Cheap Swedish Clothing: Not Made in China (3:14) -- Downside to Cheap Goods: Charity Shops Suffer (2:06) -- Cheap Prices: Consumers Over-Shop and Overstock (4:01) -- Over-Consumption: Environmental Effects (3:27) -- China's Wholesale Shopping Center (3:23) -- Changes in the Chinese Economy (2:38) -- China's High-Tech Growth Patterns (2:47) -- Addiction to Cheap Goods: What Is the Real Price? (2:16)
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 streaming video file (61 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
Level of compression
unknown
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col., digital file.
Publisher number
39028
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • 100039028
  • 100039028
  • (OCoLC)712801898
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform
Video recording format
other

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